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13.06.2018

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have wrapped up an historic summit in Singapore, where they pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The summit marked the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Following the historic meeting, President Trump… »

22.05.2018

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

In Santa Fe, Texas, funerals have begun for the victims of Friday’s school shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School, where eight students and two teachers were killed in the Friday morning rampage. The killings began around 8 a.m., when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school wearing a trench coat… »

09.05.2018

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

President Trump announced Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by his predecessor, President Obama. That same day, Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea to finalize plans for President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un… »

08.05.2018

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

We speak to world-renowned Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy about the increasing incidence of rape in India, as police there say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old… »

28.04.2018

“Our Dreams Are Coming True”: Peace Activists Celebrate as Korean Leaders Vow to Officially End War

“Our Dreams Are Coming True”: Peace Activists Celebrate as Korean Leaders Vow to Officially End War

History has been made on the Korean peninsula today, as South Korean President Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un shook hands at the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries and pledged to work to denuclearize the peninsula and to declare the official end to the Korean War. Today’s… »

07.04.2018

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 10,000 people marched in Memphis Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6:01 p.m., a moment of silence was held, then bells tolled 39 times, once for each year he lived. Gatherings were held across Memphis featuring associates… »

22.03.2018

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

The Washington Post reports more than 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school in the 19 years since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Despite the high number, school shootings represent only a tiny fraction of U.S. gun violence, which claims more than 13,000 lives each… »

15.03.2018

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

In a historic day of action, more than a million students from over 3,000 schools walked out of classes to protest gun violence on Wednesday. Walkouts occurred in all 50 states as well as some overseas. In Littleton, Colorado, hundreds walked out Columbine High School—site of a 1999 massacre that… »

28.02.2018

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and… »

07.02.2018

How the Pentagon Papers came to be published by the Beacon Press told by Daniel Ellsberg & others

How the Pentagon Papers came to be published by the Beacon Press told by Daniel Ellsberg & others

Published in July 2013 by Democracy Now! Forty-one years ago, Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret… »

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